In our last session, we talked about our top 5 web design tools. These tools are a big help in making website or UI and their prototype. We are expanding the list with another 5 tools. If you think those tools are already you know about then these might surprise you here. As web design is an important part to showcase your services. These tools have first priority to make your work more productive, effective, efficient and time-saving. So without wasting your time let’s jump to the list.
Rest 5 Web Design Tools
Avocode- PSD file Analyst:
Avocode is a product coming from the same team that brought us PNG Hat, ‘Source’. PNG Hat is a way to convert your Photoshop file and Sketch file into a website. They know how one can export with their plugin, and much useful it is. So this time they have taken it a step further. Avocode and export little things from the file but it can also sync your PSD with one click. Avocode automatically analyzes your Photoshop or Sketch file and turn it into a beautiful UI. With this tool, you can also extract the PSD into an SVG. You can interact with the design, click on it, copy paste the code to whatever editor you like. With the preview of the design and access to each layer, it is the best help you will get in designing.
Zeplin- Developer Reads Design:
When you design material for a developer then it looks like a big hassle. This might be a bad idea before but now Zeplin is here to help. It allows a developer to be a good designer by following the simple guideline. Before that every work that a designer has done end up in a flattened work. This happens because developers don’t share the same perspective as of designer and things start losing in the transaction. Now, this is saved by the Zeplin by translating Photoshop and Sketch file into a free Mac, Windows or Web-App. “The best part is that Zeplin provides a quick reference for the colors, dimensions, and fonts from your designs,” says James Stiff. It also creates color suggestions for you.
Pattern Lab- From Atom to Molecule:
A beautiful tool developed by the Dave Olsen and Brad Frost. This is based on the concept in the book “Atomic Design”. It explains that you should break your design into a small element as possible like an atom. Now you have to connect these atoms to make molecule or organisms. That will be reusable and bigger. But deep inside it is a static website generator that only stitches different component and make a UI. Not just this Pattern Lab holds more than that. It has an option to design things in a nested form. With this you can design in a structured manner, Pattern Lab comes with a device-agnostic viewport to help you make your website responsive.
Vivaldi- A Web Browser to Design:
Canva- A Web Application for Designers:
If you want to mock-up something like website, product or brand then Canva will be your first option here. It is a perfect browser-based application that allows a user to make interactive designs. You do many things like a banner, cover image, magazine image and logo just with some clicks. The UI of this tool is very simplistic. It is useful for both web and print media. When it comes to opening door to a soul, images play a vital role. As now if you are using this tool then it is a bliss. Images made by this tool are simple and beautiful in every manner. This tool can be used by Designer and Non-Designer very easily.